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Tickets for The Royal Edinburgh: Skip The Line

Unlimited transportation and skip-the-line access to the capital's top 3 sites

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.
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  • Three guided hop-on hop-off bus routes through Edinburgh take you from Old Town to New Town, from the Botanical Garden to the Britannia Yacht
  • Skip the line to Holyroodhouse Palace, the favorite residence of Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II, and the venue for both of Mary Queen of Scots' weddings
  • The Stone of Destiny in Edinburgh Castle (also known as the Stone of Scone or the Coronation Stone) is where kings of Scotland and England have been crowned for over a thousand years

The Royal Edinburgh ticket gets you 48 hours of unlimited travel on the City Sightseeing, Edinburgh Tour, and the Majestic Tour buses. Additionally, this package includes skip-the-line tickets to three must-see locales: Holyrood Palace, the Royal Yacht Britannia, and Edinburgh Castle. Go to what interests you, get right in to the busiest attractions, and stay as long as you want.

Get two full days to travel Auld Reekie by bus: so 41 stops on three different lines, all with audio accompaniment. Plus, skip-the-line access to three of the finest sites in the city!

Edinburgh Castle is a frequently besieged fortress that towers over the city, and is home to the oldest British crown jewels and the National War Museum. The Baroque Holyrood Palace lies on the other end of Royal Mile and is said to be the favorite residence of Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II.

Your bus routes will also take you out to Leith, where you can see another of Scotland's favorite visitor attractions: the luxurious Royal Yacht Britannia. This elegant vessel was the at-sea home of the British Royal family for 44 years.

With 1400 years of history, Edinburgh is home to more sights than one traveler could see - but that's no reason not to try!

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Skip The Line
What's included
  • Skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle
  • Skip-the-line access to Holyrood Palace
  • Skip-the-line access to Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Access to the Edinburgh Tour
  • Access to the Majestic Tour
  • Access to the City Sightseeing Tour

Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the Lothian Buses office on Waverley Bridge, near Waverley Station.


Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.

Lothian Buses Travelshop
31,Waverley Bridge, EH1 1BQ, Edinburgh
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • April, May & October: 09:00 – 18:00
  • June - September: 09:00 – 19:00
  • November – March: 09:00 – 17:00

Getting There

Any bus or train to Waverley Station.

Insider tip

If you're early enough, there's a great view of the firing of the One O’Clock Gun from the tower of Edinburgh Castle that overlooks the battery of Mount Mills. Watch (and hear) a tradition that goes all the way back to 1861.

Senior Copywriter
Jun 19, 2018
highly recommended
Jun 12, 2018
Fantastic sites an really knowledgable commentary on the Edinburgh Tours hop on hop off bus
Jun 8, 2018
Booked the tickets online, converted to paper tickets at our first venue. The Hop on Hop Off bs tour facility was very convenient and informative and provided easy access to the venues. Highly recommended
Jun 7, 2018
Very easy to pick up your tickets & escape the long lines at the castles.
Jun 3, 2018
Worked exactly as planned no problems. Very impressed.
May 16, 2018
Arrived at Waverley bridge, greeted by friendly staff. Hopped aboard our bus.
Apr 30, 2018
Very simple procedure, no problems, would recommend
Apr 20, 2018
Apr 15, 2018
Well worth the money, I would advise anyone travelling to Edinburgh to give these tours a try, staff are VERY Helpfull, the tours are well managed and informative.
Apr 13, 2018
Staff very helpful and friendly both on and off bus. Commentary very helpful and no queuing at the Castle, Hollywood and the Royal Yacht. Well worth booking ahead and a good saving.

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What do these tickets include?
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